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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Remote Learning

Introduction

The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our students learn and our teachers teach. We have tried, as much as possible, to maintain normal structures to the school day, as well as expectations. The information on this page helps to inform and support parent/carers and students to access remote learning, and provide contact information to assist with any questions and queries.

The Curriculum

Students will continue to studying the curriculum regardless of whether they are accessing classroom or online learning provision. Relevant knowledge organisers and curriculum maps are available in the Curriculum Overview section of the website.

Homework will continue being set. Please refer to the homework section of the website for more information.

Study Times

Students will be following their normal timetable. The only thing that has changed are the timings of the day:

Session

Time

Tutor time

09:00 - 09:15

Lesson 1

09:20 – 10:10

Lesson 2

10:20 – 11:10

Lesson 3

11:20 – 12:10

Lunch

12:10 – 12:45

Lesson 4

12:45 – 13:35

Lesson 5

13:45 – 14:35

 

Brislington Prep is a revision study session for year 11 students to help them prepare for public examinations this year. Brislington Prep is available for year 11 students from 19:00 – 19:45 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Accessing education

Live lessons will be taught via Microsoft Teams. This can be accessed from a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Lessons will show on the student’s Teams calendar. Students simply need to click on the lessons on their calendar and join the meeting. If a member of staff is unwell or cannot teach their lesson, their class will be invited by another teacher for that lesson, or they will post pre-recorded lessons into the relevant class Team, which students can access for their lesson. If a teacher uploads a pre-recorded lesson then there may appear a gap in the student’s calendar. Students need to check their class Team for the uploaded work. Students in years 7, 8 and 9 who are unable to access live lessons can collect paper work packs from main reception, or request to have these posted home. If there are any resources that children require to complete and record their lessons, for example exercise books, stationary, maths specific equipment (calculator, compass, protractor, etc.), these can be collected from main reception.

Student support

Please click here to access the OAB Student Online Learning Support Booklet. This booklet supports students in accessing Microsoft Teams where they can join lessons and complete assignments.

Parents

Supporting your child with remote online lessons

  • In the first instance, please refer to the OAB Student Online Learning Support Booklet, which has step-by-step instructions on how to access remote live lessons.
  • If your child has lessons missing from their calendar, please refer to the support documentation here. This document details how to access the lesson in another way and also how your child can access their emails from home, to allow them to contact their teachers. 
  • If you are still experiencing issues, the first person your child should contact if they are having problems accessing the lesson is their subject teacher. If, however, you have a general question or issues logging on to access online learning, you can contact the school by email info@oasisbrislington.org or by calling 0117 377 2055. Please state clearly what the issue is so the query is passed to the relevant member of staff.

Support with passwords – Who to contact

       Logging on to emails or Microsoft Teams

        Before you contact the school, check the following:

 

1) Username follows this format: 

  • year your child joined, last name, letter of first name
  • For example: The username for Jane Doe in Year 7 would be 20DoeJ

2) Email follows this format: firstname.lastname@oasisbrislington.org

3) Password: students should have written this in their planners.

  • If your child has not written the password in their planner and they have forgotten what it is, please email info@oasisbrislington.org or call 0117 377 2055
  • These details will allow your child to log on to Microsoft Teams, emails and the Academy’s computers.

Other online platforms are also used to access learning activities and homework. Below is a summary of these platforms and how to access them.

 

     Seneca Learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

 

•      This is set up using the email of your child’s choice. This means that your child can request a password reset directly from the website.

 
 

 

    Sam Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/

 

•      Contact the subject teacher directly to reset the password.

•      If you don’t know who the subject teacher is, email info@oasisbrislington.org with your child’s name and the subject. Your request will be forwarded to the relevant teacher.

   

HegartyMaths: https://hegartymaths.com/

•      If your child forgets their password they can request their password reset through the website.

•      This sends a message to their teacher who will then reset the password.

What if my child can’t access remote live lessons due to device or internet issues?

Years 7, 8 and 9

•      If your child has issues accessing online learning, hard copies of home learning packs are available for students to complete. Parents can either collect these from main reception of can contact the school and request to have a pack posted home.

  • Please contact the academy if you have any questions or queries:
  • email: info@oasisbrislington.org
  • Telephone: 0117 377 2055
  • In summer 2021 the issue of access to devices will no longer be a problem. All students in all year groups at Oasis Academy Brislington will be issued with an ipad, which means that they will be able to access all online learning platforms at home.

Years 10 and 11

•      Oasis have distributed devices and internet access to students in priority year groups (in our case Years 10 & 11) if they are unable to access remote learning from home.

•      Please contact the Academy if you have any questions or queries:

  • email: info@oasisbrislington.org
  • Telephone: 0117 377 2055

Engagement

Registers are completed every lesson where students’ attendance is recorded. Your child needs to actively participate and engage with their lessons, utilising the chat functions and unmuting themselves when asked to respond to questions or take part in discussions. There are other online learning platforms that some teachers use in their lessons, which also require students’ participation. The same expectations of effort and readiness to learn are applied to live online lessons as school based classroom lessons.

Teachers will set online tasks for students to complete, so that teachers are able to track their progress. This requires children to respond to questions and assignments on online platforms with the same motivation and conscientiousness as is expected in school based classroom lessons.

Student Leadership

To provide educational opportunities for our students beyond the curriculum, the Student Academy Council will be launched in the spring term of 2021. Virtual assemblies during tutor will detail how students can campaign and be elected to the post of councillor or deputy councillor. Elections will take place in every tutor group. Councillors and deputy councillors will join one of three sub-committees (Culture, Community and Fundraising) where they will plan, lead and execute projects that will support the culture of the Academy and the wider community.

Policies

Click here to access our Continuity of Education policy.

Click here to access our Remote learning policy.